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Champaign, OH:  It's Magic


I love my sunny day
Dream of far away
Dreaming on my pillow in the morning
Never been awake
Never seen a day break
Leaning on my pillow in the morning light…
(Pilot-It’s Magic)

Get your AM radio groove on…we are looking all the way back for a bit of inspiration on this Monday morning.

I have an author friend, and today, her Facebook inspiration was, Magic Monday, it’s all in the attitude. So true, and of course, the word Magic sent me to this vintage tune, and I thought what more can you ask for on a sunny day?

This is such a feel good, groovy little song of fluff. It reminds me of my West End bedroom, me, young, clock radio blasting out all that was the AM goodness. I loved that bedroom when I was growing up. It had a set of windows, that served as my windows to the world, my windows that I would sit in, because I positioned my dresser and mirror in the corner, jump up to sit on them, and I would open both sides of the windows, let the spring and summer air in, and I would dream, plan, plot, and well, yes, execute. Because, true to form of your rebel market manager, when I was older, I knew these windows were easy to unlatch the screens, and would lead me to late night escapes with neighborhood pals.

I mean, who DIDN’T do the late night escape only to return a few hours, later? The freedom, the excitement, the fun. We were not a band of troublemakers. We were not out causing problems or damaging properties. We were just pals exploring the night hours.

Anyway, looking back, it was all magical to us, then, like anything was possible. That my window, this song, would lead to all of my dreams, and plans. That my whole life was out there, waiting, wondering what I would make of it…

All very fitting thoughts for girl who grew up, lived most of those dreams, plans, and schemes, only to bring her into what is now her birthday week! Yes, my birthday is Thursday, and like each year, I look back at the magic that I have made in my life.

Maybe it’s putting magic into your life, maybe it’s putting magic into your day, maybe it’s just putting the magic into an ordinary Monday…whatever it is, make it all magic!!

And, go ahead…make the magic happen in our market with your orders!! The more you order, the more magic you will bring into your daily diet, menu plan, and health…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good morning Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for April 27


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I finally got to spend some quality time out in the garden this past weekend, before the deluge started today. Late last summer I moved to a rental house on the west side of town, and I was lucky enough to find one with raised beds already established in the back yard. They’re overgrown and there’s no easy way to get water out to them, but just having them there is a great start. Even if the beds weren’t here, I could have a little container garden on the patio, which is an easy way to grow a surprisingly large amount of veggies when you don’t have any land to grow in. But if you don’t have space of your own for a garden in the ground and growing in pots doesn’t sound like a “real” garden to you, you’ve got another option: community gardens.

There are a number of community gardens around town, though I suspect some have fallen into disuse. Like any project that runs on volunteers, the amount of gardening getting done will ebb and flow with the hands available. If you’d like to get involved in bringing and maintaining public gardens for Athens communities, I’m sure the Athens Land Trust and the Community Garden Network would love to hear from you. They have a website where you can find out more: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/community-agriculture/community-garden-network. They have descriptions and other information about some of their current active gardens, and I’m sure they’d love more hands.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The Oconee County Farms Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is www.oconeefarmersmarket.org. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9-12. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Product Listing


The online market is open!

This weekend is Dogwood Festival and the market will move to the Arvest Bank parking lot Saturday, April 29th. We will be open regular hours, 8 am to 1 pm and all your favorite farmers, bakers, and makers will be There!

See you Saturday!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

New this week: Foundation Farm has dill and japanese turnips.

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Arugula, bok choy, japanese turnips, spinach, lettuce, radishes, kale, swiss chard, pea shoots, mustard greens, green onions, and green garlic.

Herbs—Parsley, dill, and rosemary.

Eggs—Chicken eggs from free range hens on pasture.

Honey—Local and delicious!

Meat—Pastured beef.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California.

Fermented foods—jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Live plants—Fig trees and Naked Lady bulbs.

Crafts—Natural, handmade soy candles scented with pure essential oils (no toxic chemicals!)

Place your order now, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-6 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

You can also check out a selection of locally grown and handmade goods at the market on Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
Inside Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—-if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Reminder to Order! Market closes Monday at 8:00pm!


The Market closes at 8:00pm Monday!



Please get your COW MILK orders in by 2:00pm Monday!


Orders received AFTER 2:00pm will be delivered in plastic containers and you will be charged the difference!




Take me to the Lilburn Market.

Notes

Have you tried Dabrielle’s My Daily Bread FABULOUS Organic Quinoa Salad? Cucumber, tomato, red pepper, onion, greek olives, olive oil, lemon, dill, parsley, red wine vinegar, a touch of honey and chunks of Feta cheese make this one of the best Quinoa Salads I have ever eaten! It even rivals MINE! Try it today — I promise your taste buds will be so happy!


Check out Heritage Farm Beef items. I got a Beef Brisket about a month ago — I brined it, making corned beef and cooked it in the Instant Pot with Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots! It was FABULOUS!


George and Krista of High Garden Center are back with us. George has spent the last year making many improvements to the Farm and his Gardens! New Gluten Free Bakery Bars, Microgreens, Mircrogreen Wraps and Veggies that will be coming soon, we are glad to see them back at Market!


Watsonia Farms News: Asparagus is available this week; however, when I spoke with Jack on Thursday he indicated that this MAY be the last week! Don’t miss the opportunity! Strawberries are going strong and will be around a while longer. Unfortunately, Watsonia Farms lost a great deal of their Peach crop to the cold temperatures a month or so ago! I will keep you apprised of the availability as soon as I know anything!


Rusty of Little Tots Estate has been extremely busy with many Does kidding! The Mamas have lots of milk! Rusty’s Nigerian Dwarf goats give sweet and creamy milk. The butterfat content is high – great for drinking and for cheese! Milk is licensed for Pet Consumption Only. This is in accordance with Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations and the only way Raw Milk can be sold in the state of Georgia!


Sam of Cedar Rock Dairy takes great care with his all Jersey herd to ensure we have wonderful, rich and creamy Raw Cow Milk. Milk is licensed for Pet Consumption Only. This is in accordance with Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations and the only way Raw Milk can be sold in the state of Georgia! Get some for you Pets today!


I cannot stress enough the need for us to meet minimum ordering amounts for delivery to be feasible for our Farmers as well as to keep the Market open! At the present time, we are 1/3 of the way to minimum! If you haven’t ordered, please click the link below and place your order now!


We appreciate your support of our LOCAL Farmers and of the Market! Please SHARE the Market with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!



Take me to the Lilburn Market.



Lilburn Members Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Click Here for Map



Take me to the Lilburn Market.

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Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  Reminder to Order! Market Closes Monday 8:00pm!


The Market closes at 8:00pm Monday!



All Cow Milk Orders in by 2:00pm!


Orders received AFTER 2:00pm will be delivered in plastic containers and you will be charged the difference!


Request for Prayers

Nicole and Stan Park have been most generous in their hospitality of hosting the Market! They have been faithful Members of the Market since its creation and have done much to help us. Recently, Stan and Nicole were notified that this rental property is going to be sold. They are in the beginning stages of talking with the owner, exploring their options and considering their future. I ask that you keep them in your prayers.


The outcome will affect the Market and we may soon find ourselves looking for a new ‘home base’. While I pray that does not happen, please know it is a possibility and a new place must be found if the Market is to continue. Please put your thinking caps on and help us find a new home should it be necessary. Please contact me if you have any ideas!


Notes

Have you tried Dabrielle’s My Daily Bread FABULOUS Organic Quinoa Salad? Cucumber, tomato, red pepper, onion, greek olives, olive oil, lemon, dill, parsley, red wine vinegar, a touch of honey and chunks of Feta cheese make this one of the best Quinoa Salads I have ever eaten! It even rivals MINE! Try it today — I promise your taste buds will be so happy!


Check out Heritage Farm Beef items. I got a Beef Brisket about a month ago — I brined it, making corned beef and cooked it in the Instant Pot with Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots! It was FABULOUS!


George and Krista of High Garden Center are back with us. George has spent the last year making many improvements to the Farm and his Gardens! New Gluten Free Bakery Bars, Microgreens, Mircrogreen Wraps and Veggies that will be coming soon, we are glad to see them back at Market!


Watsonia Farms News: Asparagus is available this week; however, when I spoke with Jack on Thursday he indicated that this MAY be the last week! Don’t miss the opportunity! Strawberries are going strong and will be around a while longer. Unfortunately, Watsonia Farms lost a great deal of their Peach crop to the cold temperatures a month or so ago! I will keep you apprised of the availability as soon as I know anything!


Rusty of Little Tots Estate has been extremely busy with many Does kidding! The Mamas have lots of milk! Rusty’s Nigerian Dwarf goats give sweet and creamy milk. The butterfat content is high – great for drinking and for cheese! Milk is licensed for Pet Consumption Only. This is in accordance with Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations and the only way Raw Milk can be sold in the state of Georgia!


Sam of Cedar Rock Dairy takes great care with his all Jersey herd to ensure we have wonderful, rich and creamy Raw Cow Milk. Milk is licensed for Pet Consumption Only. This is in accordance with Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations and the only way Raw Milk can be sold in the state of Georgia! Get some for you Pets today!


I cannot stress enough the need for us to meet minimum ordering amounts for delivery to be feasible for our Farmers as well as to keep the Market open! At present, there are very few orders! If you haven’t ordered, please click the link below and place your order now! If minimums are not met, some items may not be available.


We appreciate your support of our LOCAL Farmers and of the Market! Please SHARE the Market with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!




Take me to the Crossfit Market.


Market Opens for Ordering: Friday at 9:00am
Market Closes: Monday at 8:00pm
Market Pickup: Thursday
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location: 1385 Winder Highway
Dacula, GA 30019
Click Here for Map




Take me to the Crossfit Market.


“Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


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Dawson Local Harvest:  ALERT!! STRAWBERRIES Added to The Market this week!


ALERT!! STRAWBERRIES added to The Market this week!

HI GUYS!

Just heard from MRAMBERI FARMS. They have Strawberries available for the first time this year. Yummy! You can order them now in the Fruit section of The Market at Dawson Local Harvest!

Thanks
Alan, market Manager

Dawson Local Harvest:  The Dawson Local Harvest for April 28th


The Dawson Local Harvest for April 28th

HI EVERYONE!

Hope you’re all staying dry in the midst of all this rain! Delighted to say that LEILANI’S has started planting warm-weather crops like Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Squash, and Peppers. Some of this will be ready in just about a month, and that’s exciting to those of us who love wonderfully fresh and nutritious all-natural locally-grown Vegetables. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening and what’s coming in over the next few weeks.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for April 23rd


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes

*Rhubarb-Strawberry Pudding Cake *

I first had this cake cooked for me by Nancy Vienneau, and it has been my go to ever since! The recipe can be found on her blog Good Food Matters at nancyvienneau.com
adapted from Gourmet, April 2007

¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 and ½ cups sugar
3 cups chopped fruit (I prefer 2 cups chopped rhubarb, 1 cup strawberries, –
any variation you choose)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
½ cup milk
1 stick butter melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and put oven rack in the middle position. Butter an 8×8 ceramic or glass baking pan. Stir together the water, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat. Stir in the rhubarb, if you are using it, but not the strawberries. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about three minutes. Remove from heat and add the strawberries.

Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and the remaining ½ cup sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: egg, milk, butter, vanilla.

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir in until well combined. Do not overbeat.

Coat the bottom of the baking pan with ½ of the fruit mixture. Spread the batter over that, then dollop the remaining fruit mixture on the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpic -if it comes out clean, it’s done!

Allow to cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes before serving. This can be served warm or served later at room temperature. Wrap and refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.

Makes 8-10 servings.

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Market News

Hello!

Rain got you down? Never fear – spring is here and this week we are filled up with all the goodness it has to offer!

John’s strawberries are in! So now is the time to stock up on these organic, local fruits! It looks to be a good strawberry season, and we are excited and pleased to bring you some of the best organically grown fruits around. Remember, strawberries are one of the “dirtiest” crops out there in terms of their retainment of dangerous pesticide residue. If you are concerned about such things, choose only organic strawberries! If they are local, they will be even better.

We also have out herb and tomato starts available this week! These plants are ready to be planted. They are grown with love using only organic, non GMO seed, and organic potting mix. They are disease free and we get tremendous feedback about the health and vigor of these babies as they grow in your garden!

You may have noticed our new shiny bags! Please remember to bring back your bag when you pick up your order. Also, we do appreciate you bringing us containers or plastic items that we pack your veggies and eggs in. Please do not bring us recyclables that we do not use.

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee


Coming Events

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!